Australia

April, 2017

The Perth Mint have released the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile bullion coin for 2017 in gold and half ounce silver

By | 2017-04-19T09:30:24+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint have released the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile bullion coin for 2017 in gold and half ounce silver The Perth mint continues with its recent run of new bullion products with a re-release of the old 2014 Saltwater Crocodile silver coin. Popular on its debut, the coin was launched in a one-ounce 0.999 silver format with a one million coin mintage. Fast forward to today and [...]

The huge ten kilo variant of the Perth Mint’s Rooster silver lunar is now on sale

By | 2017-04-05T18:40:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Culture, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

The huge ten kilo variant of the Perth Mint's Rooster silver lunar is now on sale Despite launching over six months ago, a new addition to the Perth Mint's well regarded Lunar Series II bullion range is now available for sale. Clocking in at a simply gigantic ten kilos, it's the largest annual silver bullion coin in the world. Mintage is limited to a maximum of just [...]

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan

By | 2017-04-04T22:04:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan Despite the introduction of the one-ounce Red Kangaroo bullion coin with its ten million plus sales and recurring design, the Perth Mint remains primarily known for its semi-numismatic silver bullion coin range. In production for many years, the multiple ranges all feature fauna of one sort or another, either the mundane in its [...]

March, 2017

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint’s new five ounce coin

By | 2017-03-30T01:22:45+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Australia, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint's new five ounce coin Time for the Perth Mint to release its monthly batch of new coins, a little earlier than normal, and in amongst the usual special versions of the mints popular bullion coins is a rare five-ounce silver coin. This fine silver coin is issued to commemorate 150 years since the birth of iconic Australian writer [...]

The popular Stock Horse silver coin from the Perth Mint reaches the half-decade mark

By | 2017-03-26T23:10:44+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The popular Stock Horse silver coin from the Perth Mint reaches the half-decade mark The fifth of the Perth Mints extremely popular Stock Horse series of semi-numismatic bullion coins has just been put up for sale at the German dealer that commissioned them, EMK of Germany. First appearing in 2013 to much acclaim and rapidly selling out, the coin has become eagerly awaited every year since. Struck [...]

The 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games is in Australia and a new coin pair launches from the starters blocks

By | 2017-03-14T12:45:25+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Australia, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games is in Australia and a new coin pair launches from the starters blocks With the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games out of the way, the numismatic world of sports is looking to smaller events to commemorate. The sport of Rugby has been a relatively popular one, with the Monnaie de Paris's issued oval domed Rugby World Cup coin having done [...]

February, 2017

With the silver coin series complete, the Royal Australian Mint goes gold for Southern Sky

By | 2017-02-08T08:00:12+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Australia, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

With the silver coin series complete, the Royal Australian Mint goes gold for Southern Sky One of the big hits of the last few years and an early entrant in the domed coin market, the Royal Australian Mints (RAM) Southern Sky and subsequent Northern Sky series wrapped up after six coins late last year. Originally a single coin per year, popularity meant than the second series of [...]

January, 2017

AgAuNugget: Australian mint debuts the proof version of its Archie Alpine Dingo coin

By | 2017-01-27T13:40:40+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

AgAuNugget: Australian mint debuts the proof version of its Archie Alpine Dingo coin A popular series by the Royal Australian Mint, Saltwater Crocodiles has kicked up some pretty nice designs over the last few years, but there have been some occasional detours into different animals. The creature adorning the 2017 coins is a wholly different beast, an Alpine Dingo. Called Archie, the white-coated dingo became a firm [...]

The continent-spanning Trans-Australian Railway commemorated on gold and silver coins

By | 2017-01-07T18:28:49+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Australia, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The continent-spanning Trans-Australian Railway's centenary is commemorated on new gold and silver coins. When you get a continent as large as Australia, getting across it is never going to be easy. When that continent isn't the most hospitable place on earth, with only the coastal regions having significant population centres, the problem multiplies. A century ago, when mass transit by air was little more than a [...]

Royal Australian Mint debuts its new Seasons Change Kangaroo coin for 2017

By | 2017-01-03T12:30:22+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The Royal Australian Mint debuts its latest Seasons Change Kangaroo coin in two finishes for 2017. Well into its third decade of release, the Royal Australian Mint's (RAM) Kangaroo Series of silver coins has long become a perennial fixture in the numismatic calendar. Over that time we've seen a multitude of kangaroo poses to the point where the mint now regularly designs the coins into small, [...]